Daily Archives: July 4, 2014

Weekly News 4th July 2014

Summer School Tubbercurry  13- 19th July 2014
Everything is now in place for the 28th South Sligo Summer School here in Tubbercurry.  Following the official opening by Harry Keaney, Sligo Champion, in St Brigid's Hall at 7 pm the Salamanca Céilí Band play for set dancers from 8.30 to 11.30 pm. Registration is from 8.30 am on Monday morning at St. Brigid's Hall. Classes and workshops run from Monday to Saturday 10 am to 1 pm, with lots of workshops, talks, sessions, recitals and concerts each afternoon and evening.
The organising committee are most grateful for the wonderful support of the local businesses and people of Tubbercurry and surrounding area, both financially and in their contribution in so many other practical ways. The ongoing success of the South Sligo Summer School very much depends on this support.
We look forward to a memorable week of traditional music, song and dance of the highest calibre, and to welcoming visitors and participants from near and far in their hundreds to our local community here in Tubbercurry and to the surrounding area of South Sligo. Check our website www.sssschool.org or pick up our flyer in local shops for full details of this year's programme.
A new Tubbercurry local Area Development Plan is at the planning stage with Sligo Co. Council.This plan will have major implications for the future development of Tubbercurry and its immediate hinterland over the next 10 years.The public are asked to study various proposals and submit their views on any aspects that are of concern to them.  Proposals for new amenities and facilities are also welcome.  These plans are available for view at the Council offices at Teach Laighne and the public are encouraged to engage in this very important planning process.
Sligo Co. Council are proposing major changes at the junction of Ballina Rd. and Charlestown Rd. with traffic lights proposals and changes of right of way to traffic on the N17 (Sligo –Galway Rd.) This proposal will mean a major change of traffic flow for local traffic.
The plans are available for public viewing at the Council office at Teach Laighne and the public are asked to study same and submit any views or concerns to Sligo Co. Council as soon as possible.If a consensus is achieved, the hope is that works would commence later in Autumn of this year.
Tubbercurry is twinned with Viarmes in France since 1999.  This is the 15th Anniversary of the Twinning & on the invitation of the Mayor of Viarmes Mr Willliam Rouyer its hoped that a group from Tubbercurry/South Sligo area will travel there in October next. The trip which will take place Thursday 16th October to Monday 20th inclusive.  As the earlier we can book flights the cheaper we get them, it would be appreciated if anyone interested in travelling as part of this group could contact Derek on 087 6393137 or email info@tubbercurry.ie  before 25thJuly.  On Saturday night a concert will be held with Irish and French entertainment so if anyone travelling are singers, dancers or musicians & would like to take part in the Concert we would be delighted.There will be a French Banquet on Sunday night, some sightseeing trips & a visit to Paris. It’s a great opportunity to see this beautiful French town & experience its people so hurry & get your names in the group. A deposit of €100 & copy of your passport is needed.
The 32nd running of the Gillespie Cup for golfers takes place as usual in Enniscrone golf club on Monday August 11th with timesheet available at Gillespies shop in Tubbercurry. This is one of the most prestigious golf events in South Sligo and is open to all golfers from South Sligo or to anybody who has a connection to the area through marriage, friends etc. New players are always welcome.
The next meeting of south Sligo cancer support group is being held on Wednesday 9th July  in the old parochial house Tubbercurry at 8pm. All support group members, their families and friends are asked to come along and listen, and get support from other people who are also walking along the same road as themselves.
Congratulations to Catherine & Tomas Toolan on the birth of their baby girl, a sister for Sarah and to grandparents  Martin & Mary Brennan and Marion & Tom Toolan.
Campa Gaeilge Shligigh–  After the success of last year, the Campa Gaeilge will once again be held in the Moylough Arts and Heritage Centre. The camp will run for one week only, from August 11th to 15th, and is for children and teenagers aged between 10 and 15. The camp is a fantastic and fun way to improve your child's Irish without the huge costs of the Gaeltacht and is run by qualified primary teachers. For more information contact Noelle on 0863815105 or send an email to decemberbread@gmail.com. Please note that places are limited.
Preparations are well advanced for the 'Old Fair Day' ,in ACLARE  which will be held on Saturday August 2nd.  Anybody interested in having a stall on the day please contact Geraldine  087 6284474 or Shane on 086 8900996.There  will be a Table Quiz in Flynn's Aclare on Friday night July 18th. All proceeds go towards the Old Fair Day. Support will be appreciated.
The AGM of Aclare Development Council will be held in Mc Guinness House Aclare on Wednesday July 2nd at 9.30. All are welcome.
Banada Abbey Arts & Crafts Summer School is running from July 7th – 11th for boys and girls ages 5 to 10 years. This is an ideal opportunity for children to improve their Arts and Craft skills in a fun filled environment. One child €60, two children €100 and three children €140. Registration is on July 11th from 4pm to 6pm in Banada Abbey. For more information or to secure a place, contact Jeri on 087 3196505
Weight Watchers every Wednesday @ 8pm & Thursday @ 12.30pm in St.Brigids Hall.Men & Women welcome.For more informtion contact Marian 0872678944